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Old 04-03-2007, 07:22 AM
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99 F350 Dually V. Mercury Cougar & Acura

I have a 99 F350 CC LWB Dually PSD and on Sat. afternoon a young girl in a new mercury cougar cut in front of me to get into the lane next to me. She claimed I was in her "blind spot" How you don't see a 1 ton dually with weatherguard side rail boxes and a lumber rack is beyond me. Anyway she cut me off and I tried to avoid her but RAN OVER her drivers front fender and hood with my passanger rear dual, bounced off her (witnesses said rear end was completely off the ground) and smashed the passanger rear of an acura, with my drivers rear dual then I was able to get 'er to a stop. When I got out I couldn't believe what I saw! Both cars were TOTALED! The cougar's drivers front looked as if a monster truck ran it over, the strut assembly was laying across the road, and the drivers front tire was completely broken off and laying face down in the road. The acura's bumper was now inside the rear window, and what had been the rear wheel well was a mess of torn metal with no wheel or tire, it had also broken off the car.
The damage to my rig were both dually fenders (of course) were torn up, both Alcoa outside wheels were junk, and barring any catastrophic findings when the dealer does a tear down and inspection of the rear end and hubs, that's it!



I was just amazed and very impressed at the damage my rig dished out, with so little in return!
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:28 AM
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Dang, hope everone was OK. Thats why my wife drives a truck too.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:59 AM
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Goodness!! I too hope no one was hurt besides the cars. Sounds like it won't be too much of a bad deal for you.
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:14 AM
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So was it claimed as your fault. or Thiers?
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Old 04-03-2007, 02:51 PM
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Blind spot= she had her cell phone stuck in her ear and wasn't paying attention.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:08 PM
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wow.........that sounds like a cool accident sence to see
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:17 PM
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Wow... bet that was scary.

It seems that as they make our trucks bigger, stronger, and sturdier, they make cars smaller, and more flimsy. It scares me to ride in a car. Almost makes me car sick as well, I'm so used to being up high and able to see over everything.
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Old 04-03-2007, 03:35 PM
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Amen Aaron...
I ride in my ex girls car - a big car at that ... 2006 Dodge Charger.. and well I feel like I'm in a gocart! LOL

I hate it...
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It was determined to be the girls fault, as I also expect her "blind spot" was her cell phone in her ear. No one was hurt, but if I hadn't tried to squeeze by her and the other car, I would have center punched her drivers door at 45MPH and she certainly would have been injured then.

I'll post digital pics of the cars on here when I get them. (a witness at the scene had a camera and took a bunch)

Just got the estimate from the dealer body shop $5,800! That includes a new bottom bed skin. I guess the impact was so hard that the brackets that support my tool boxes pulled the bottom bed skin up off the bed frame. I couldn't see it because of the bedliner, but I did notice that the boxes were leaning outward, and they weren't before the accident. No rear end damage.

Better than a total! I don't want or need another payment!
The Ford body shop told me superdutys hardly EVER total, which is good news to me!
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Well, it looks to have been built Ford tough! Glad to hear nobody was hurt.

A guy I knew rear ended a car with his 97 F350. When I heard that the other car was totaled out I was expecting to see a smashed up front end on the Ford, instead the front bumper was bent, no damage to hood, fenders or grill.
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